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California Sriracha Factory Considers Moving

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Huy Fong Foods Sriracha factory may be moving from Irwindale, California. The LA Times reports that David Tran, the owner of Huy Fong Foods, is "seriously considering moving his factory to another location" even though he'd like to stay put. Tran has taken business leaders and politicians from "10 states and multiple cities in California" who have expressed interest in the factory on a tour of the facility to talk about relocation. If the factory were to move he would have to relocate or replace up to 200 employees. Tran would also have to find a different pepper grower, which could affect the taste of the product.

The factory, which produces the hot sauce so beloved that there is an art exhibit celebrating it, has had many legal issues with the city. It has been the subject of shutdowns due to residential complaints of "unpleasant odors and burning eyes." Most recently, the city declared it a "public nuisance" and gave the company 90 days to solve its alleged odor issues.

· Sriracha considers moving factory amid smell complaints [LAT]
· All Sriracha Coverage on Eater [-E-]

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